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Ever since COVID-19 hit, with its ensuing lock downs, shut downs and stand downs, people have been yearning for a time when we will ‘get back to normal‘. Walking around the shops, restaurants and bars these past few weeks, and seeing the increased traffic on the roads, one might suspect, that in our little corner...
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A few days ago I was trying to get me some car insurance, having bought a little run around Toyota for the eldest child, who is now learning to drive… So, there I was looking up the usual car insurance companies, and comparison sites, and seeing what kind of a deal I could get for...
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Now in its second year, UWA showcased its Launchpad graduates – which gives participants full six credits for any undergrad course at the university – at an annual pitch night… ‘They never had uni courses like this in my day‘ – is what almost every audience member over the age of 25 was probably thinking, as...
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20+ years ago my wife and I moved to Perth, and, although the locals would still regard me as a b$#@ding Pom, we are well and truly settled. Perth’s been great to us. We love the place. We now have 2 Aussie kids, who are privileged to be able to grow up in paradise. 20...
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The Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened in 1932, and took eight years to build. In 1926, you could see the large pillars on either side of the harbour, from which the famous steel arches would start to appear a few years later. By the end of 1928, the entry roads were clearly visible leading up...
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Have a look around the world at the less democratic countries, and there you will see a neutered or government-controlled press. I was in a South-East Asian country last year on assignment, and the ruling government managed to put one of the main independent newspapers out of business declaring it had not paid its correct...
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Nearly every topic of conversation this holiday time is veering towards bitcoin, and its amazing run up in value this year. What is the bitcoin? How do you make money on it? Should I invest in it? Do you have some? How do you get some? It’s amazing right? OK, hold on. We’ve seen this...
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Last week I visited an old watering hole with a former real estate client. He’d been one of the first to give our fledgling online business a go back in our first year (1999/2000), when it was far from certain that we had a valuable service, or that we’d even survive. [Our early clients gave...
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When we were contemplating the best revenue model for aussiehome.com, the online real estate portal we established in 1999, we considered the following main alternatives: Subscriptions – real estates agents pay regular fees to list their properties Advertising – advertisers pay for display ads on the website eCommerce – home seekers can buy/rent directly off...
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“I could leave you, say good-bye. I could love you if I try, and I could, and left to my own devices I probably would,” sang The Pet Shop Boys in 1988. It’s not one of the best songs ever written, but the ‘left to my own devices’ stuck in my mind, and, these days we are often left...
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About Charlie

For the past two decades, I have driven digital transformation and led change at various innovative companies, obtaining strong results.

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